Past Workshop

Frankfurt: Magnum Group Critique

A group critique with Magnum photographers David Hurn, Thomas Dworzak and Newsha Tavakolian

Thomas Dworzak A beach. Destruction from the Georgian-Abkhaz war which took place between 1991 and 1993. Georgia. 07/1995. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos

Following the seminar ‘Magnum Photos at 70: Past-Present-Future’ on November 24th, organized by Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and hosted by Leica Camera Frankfurt, this workshop combines lectures by the three photographers with group critique.

Each Participant will first be introduced to the work of each photographer in the morning session 10h-13h. In the afternoon, each photographer will take on a group of 10 to 15 students for a group portfolio review session of 3 hours, 14h-17h. In these sessions students will be asked to present their work to the Magnum photographer and peers and will receive invaluable feedback, ideas and inspiration.

Duration: 6h

Tuition: € 250

Event in collaboration with Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and Leica Camera Frankfurt.

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Newsha Tavakolian An Iranian woman walks through a haze of smoke caused by the burning of the herb esfand. According to popular belief, this ritual drives away the evil eye. Iran. 2015. © Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Photos

Newsha Tavakolian

A self-taught photographer, Newsha Tavakolian began working professionally in the Iranian press at age of 16, at women’s daily newspaper ‘Zan’. At the age of 18, she was the youngest photographer to cover the 1999 student uprising, which was a turning point for the country’s blossoming reformist movement and for Newsha personally as a photojournalist; a year later she joined New York based agency Polaris Images. In 2014 Newsha was chosen as the fifth laureate of the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award. In 2015 she was chosen as the principle laureate of the Prince Claus Award. Newsha became a Magnum nominee in 2015.

David Hurn Amateur photographer photographs starlets at the Cannes film Festival. France. 1963. © David Hurn | Magnum Photos

David Hurn

Born in the UK but of Welsh descent, David Hurn (b. 1934) is a self-taught photographer who began his career in 1955 as an assistant at the Reflex Agency. While working as a freelance photographer, he gained his early reputation with his reportage of the 1956 Hungarian revolution. Eventually he turned away from covering current affairs, he set up the famous School of Documentary Photography in Newport, Wales in 1973, but resigned in 1989. He collaborated on the successful textbook, On Being a Photographer (1997), with Professor Bill Jay. His book, Wales: Land of My Father (2000), truly reflects Hurn’s style and attempts to discover what is meant by the phrase ‘my culture’.

Thomas Dworzak Collecting bricks from the bombed National Museum. Grozny. Chechen Republic, Russia. 07/1996. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos

Thomas Dworzak

Thomas Dworzak (b. 1972) is from Kötzting, Germany, but grew up in the small town of Cham in the Bavarian Forest. While living in Avila, Prague, and Moscow, he studied Spanish, Czech, and Russian. From 1993-1998, he lived in Tbilisi, Georgia documenting the conflicts in Chechnya, Karabakh, and Abkhazia, as well as, working on a larger-scale project about the Caucasus region and its people, published as the book Kavkaz (2011). His additional books include Taliban (2003) and M*A*S*H* IRAQ (2007). The assignments in Iran led to the project “Valiasr Avenue” about Tehran’s longest street, still in progress. Dworzak returned to Georgia to contribute to the Magnum Group project, Georgian Spring (2009).